Irwin Mitchell Sheffield Appoints Leading Commercial Litigation Partner

Firm Continues Investment In Business Team

09.06.2014

David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094

The Sheffield office of law firm Irwin Mitchell has appointed commercial litigation Partner Dorrien Peters, as it continues to invest in its fast-growing Business Legal Services (BLS) division.
 
Dorrien Peters, who originally trained as an electronic engineer with BAE before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2002, has moved to Irwin Mitchell from DLA Piper. He deals with commercial contract and tort disputes for corporate clients in all the divisions of the High Court. He has also frequently represented clients in domestic and international arbitration, mediation, adjudications and expert determination and has extensive experience of manufacturing, information technology, engineering and construction disputes.
 
Commenting on his decision to join Irwin Mitchell, Dorrien said:
 
"Irwin Mitchell has a very strong reputation for its litigation work, client service and innovative funding arrangements that deliver the certainty that clients require. I am very excited about the prospect of joining the firm, particularly at a time when it is making considerable investment in growing its Business Legal Services team."

The last 12 months have seen substantial investment in Irwin Mitchell’s BLS team. In addition to appointing Nigel Kissack as its new National Head of Commercial Litigation, the firm has recruited Phil Berwick as its National Head of Contentious Tax as well as appointed IP Partners, Alex Newman and Georgie Collins.
 
Most recently, Irwin Mitchell has appointed commercial litigation Partners, Jonathan Sachs and Jonathon Crook.
 
Commenting on the latest lateral hire, Niall Baker, Partner and Chief Executive of Irwin Mitchell’s Business Legal Services team, said:

Expert Opinion
Dorrien is a superb addition and he will bring a great deal of experience and expertise to the firm. He is a lawyer of the highest calibre and I am confident that he will further enhance our service offering and enable Irwin Mitchell to continue building its reputation as a leading commercial firm.”
Niall Baker, Chairman of IM Asset Management & Partner

Led by Partner, Steven Beahan, the most recent Legal 500 directory awarded Irwin Mitchell’s, three Partner and 28 fee earner strong commercial litigation department in Sheffield with a number one ranking and described the firm as "one of the best regional commercial litigation firms". The team also posted a ‘band 1’ position in the Litigation category within the Chambers and Partners directory.